RAF Medical Officers play a vital role in keeping our personnel fit and medically prepared for their operational role, at home and when deployed.
All RAF Medical Officers receive basic training in aviation medicine and have the opportunity to train further to provide specialist medical support to the RAF and the UK Armed Forces, including Aeromedical Evacuation.
Your role is pivotal in maintaining the effectiveness of the RAF in delivering Air Power by maximising the fitness of personnel for their tasks. You will deliver a high standard of care under demanding but rewarding conditions, including the extra challenges of working in a field hospital or deployed medical centre; often in austere settings. The RAF employ specialists in most of the major branches of medicine and surgery and you will have the opportunity to excel in your chosen specialty.
Unified Career Management (UCM) is a new approach to managing cadres of people where the capabilities they deliver are very similar across two or more of the single Services (sS). Personnel within UCM cohorts will benefit from new and bespoke career pathways which offer individuals the opportunity to progress a career within specialist cohorts. Serving personnel will transfer to UCM Medical Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS) on 1 January 2024 under their current engagement/commission type and length of Service (LoS), those joining the sS on/after 1 January 2024 will automatically be aligned with UCM Terms of Service (TOS).